Dr. Larry Eugene Lackey, 75, of Mt. Ulla, N.C., passed away on Tuesday, September 7, 2021, at the VA Medical Center in Durham, N.C. Born July 16, 1946, in Mooresville, he was a son of the late Marvin and Dorothy Pennington Lackey.
Dr. Lackey was a retired teacher. He was a proud Marine having received the Purple Heart and Bronze Star. Dr. Lackey was a Mason, Shriner, Marine Corps League member, wrestling coach and educator. He was a kind giver who always put others first. Dr. Lackey was a breeder/trainer of Rottweilers and earned fourth place in the world in Amsterdam in the working dog class.
He was preceded in death by a son, Craig Pressley Giegerich.
Dr. Lackey is survived by his wife of 17 years, Janice Pressley Lackey; daughters, Mandy Sifford (Robert) and Juliet Webb (Jon); brother, Donald Lackey; sisters, Marilyn Thomas and Carolyn Ayers; grandchildren, Claudiah Sifford, Craig Webb, Brody Webb and Andrew Webb; and numerous nieces and nephews.
A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, September 16, 2021, at Salisbury National Cemetery with full military honors. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Burn Care at Shriners Hospitals for Children, 950 West Faris Road, Greenville, SC 29605 or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.
Cavin-Cook Funeral Home, Mooresville, is serving the Lackey family. Condolences may be made to the family at www.cavin-cook.com.